From NBC's Mike Viqueira
A Democratic House aide with knowledge of the issue confirms that Rep. Silvestre Reyes will be named the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. This appointment makes Reyes the only Hispanic member in the House to chair a committee.
Reyes, a former border-patrol agent and Vietnam veteran, became a possibility after incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed over two senior members of the committee -- Reps. Jane Harman and Alcee Hastings. Harman and Pelosi are said to have political differences while ethics issues complicated Hasting's chances.